SCREEN NSW

Screen NSW operates as part of the New South Wales (NSW) state government’s Sydney-based arts, screen and culture agency, Create NSW.
Ausfilm Member since 1999

Screen NSW offers incentives to attract footloose production and post-production to NSW and offers location and production liaison services to eligible productions considering locating in NSW.

Services Provided to Filmmakers

Screen NSW offers competitive incentives through the Made in NSW – International Footloose Production fund to attract international footloose productions to the state. AU$55 million is available over four years (2019-2023). The NSW Post Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) rebate provides a 10 per cent rebate on eligible NSW PDV work undertaken in NSW. Both programs can be accessed in addition to the Australian Federal Government’s incentives.

Financial support for location scouts and inbounds may be available through the Location Scouts and Inbound Program.

Local filmmakers and Official Co-production treaty productions can also apply for early development, advanced development of production finance support for projects ready to go into production. Regional Filming Fund grants support productions that film on location in regional NSW for a minimum of five shooting days; and a program to support emerging filmmakers is also available.

Contact

Grainne Brunsdon

Head of Screen NSW
[email protected]
+61 417 492 131

Matt Carroll

Senior Manager, Screen Destination Attraction
[email protected]

Cheryl Conway

Manager, Screen Destination Attraction
[email protected]

 

www.create.nsw.gov.au
+61 2 8289 6443

Incentives
MADE IN NSW – INTERNATIONAL FOOTLOOSE PRODUCTION
Benefits

Made in NSW is an AU$55 million fund over four years (2019-2023). The level of financial assistance offered is determined on a case-by-case basis.
This incentive can be combined with the Australian Federal Government’s incentives: Location Offset, Location Incentive, PDV Offset and the Producer Offset.

The incentive is in addition to the Australian federal government’s Location Offset; Post, Digital, Visual Effects Offset and Producer Offset.

Eligibility

Projects must be footloose. Eligible projects include:
• feature films, telemovies, animation, mini-series and TV drama series;
• fully internationally financed features and TV projects from local production companies;
• international and Australian co- productions.

NSW POST DIGITAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS (PDV) REBATE
Benefits

The NSW Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) rebate offers eligible productions a 10 per cent rebate on Qualifying NSW PDV expenditure related to PDV work carried out in NSW on or later than 1 October 2019. The rebate can be combined with Australia’s federal government incentives.

Eligibility

A production must spend at least $AU500,000 on PDV in New South Wales.
Eligible formats are
• feature films (drama and documentary)
• TV drama, comedy and documentary (telemovies, mini-series and series).
The applicant may be an international producer or studio, an Australian producer, a NSW PDV company or a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)
Applicants must register the project with Screen NSW prior to the commencement of PDV work for which the rebate is sought.

LOCATION SCOUTS AND INBOUND PROGRAM
Benefits

This program offers eligible productions assistance for location surveys and may include covering some of the costs associated with on-ground travel, including accommodation, domestic flights, vehicle hire and location manager services.

In addition to working with Ausfilm to facilitate international inbounds, direct enquiries are welcome.

Eligibility

Eligible projects include long-form feature films, telemovies, mini-series, TV series, pilots and reality programs.

The program is open to projects prior to commencement of pre-production and prior to/or during financing.

Credits
  • Peter Rabbit 1 and 2
  • The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising
  • Bleeding Steel
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • The LEGO® Movie / The LEGO® Batman Movie / The LEGO® Ninjago Movie
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Unbroken